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More important ocean areas for whales and dolphin protection identified

Scientists and observers from many different countries have identified and mapped 36 new Important Marine...

Whale meat fetches record high at Japan auction

Sei whale meat is being sold at a record high in Japan according media reports...

Rescuers find young girl’s body surrounded by dolphins

Reports from South Africa about a tragic drowning off Llandudno beach, Cape Town say that...
The Yushin Maru catcher ship of the Japanese whaling fleet injures a whale with its first harpoon attempt, and takes a further three harpoon shots before finally killing the badly injured fleeing whale. Finally they drowned the mammal beneath the harpooon deck of the ship to kill it.  Southern Ocean.  07.01.2006

Moves to overturn whaling ban rejected

Last week, the 68th meeting of the International Whaling Commission (IWC, the body that regulates...

SeaWorld chief exec resigns

Jim Atchison, the chief executive of SeaWorld, has resigned following recent negative global public criticism, falling revenues and sharp drop in share price.

SeaWorld has seen falling attendances in the wake of the release of the film Blackfish, in 2013, which shone a light on the cruel treatment of killer whales in captivity.

The company’s share price has fallen 44% this year and, in a company statement, SeaWorld said it would be looking at taking measures to save $50m in the coming year.